SEC. 69-39-3. Definitions.
The following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed herein unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(a) "Agricultural liming materials" means products containing calcium and magnesium compounds that are capable of neutralizing soil acidity.
(b) "Limestone" means a material consisting essentially of calcium carbonate or a combination of calcium carbonate with magnesium carbonate capable of neutralizing soil acidity.
(c) "Calcitic limestone" means a calcareous rock composed wholly or largely of calcium carbonate.
(d) "Dolomitic limestone" means a calcareous rock composed of calcium and magnesium carbonates with a minimum elemental magnesium (Mg) content of six percent (6%).
(e) "Burnt lime" means a material made from limestone that consists essentially of calcium oxide or a combination of calcium oxide with magnesium oxide.
(f) "Hydrated lime" means a material, made from burnt lime, that consists of calcium hydroxide or a combination of calcium hydroxide with magnesium oxide and/or magnesium hydroxide.
(g) "Marl" or "chalk" means a granular or loosely consolidated earthy material composed largely of sea shell fragments and calcium carbonate.
(h) "Ground shells" means a product obtained by the grinding of shells of mollusks and that shall carry the name of mollusk origin.
(i) "Industrial by-product" means any industrial waste or by-product containing calcium or calcium and magnesium in forms that will neutralize soil acidity.
(j) "Brand" means the term, designation, trademark, product name or other specific designation under which individual agricultural liming material is offered for sale.
(k) "Fineness" means the percentage by weight of the material that will pass United States Standard sieves of specified sizes. The commissioner shall promulgate regulations relating to fineness.
(l) "Ton" means 2,000 pounds avoirdupois.
(m) "Percent" or "percentage" means by weight.
(n) "Bulk" means in nonpackaged form.
(o) "Label" or "labeling" means all written, printed or graphic matter upon or accompanying any agricultural liming material or advertisements, brochures, posters, television and radio announcements used in promoting the sale of such agricultural liming material.
(p) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce of the State of Mississippi, or his agents and employees.
(q) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity or organization.
(r) "Calcium carbonate equivalent" means the acid neutralizing capacity of an agricultural liming material expressed as weight percentage of calcium carbonate.
(s) "Weight" means the weight of undried material as offered for sale.
SOURCES: Laws, 1993, ch. 581, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1993.